Phillips Lytle LLP

Buffalo Office

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Managing Partner: Kevin M. Hogan
Number of partners: 71 Number of lawyers: 189

Firm Overview:
Phillips Lytle is a premier regional law firm that provides the highest level of client service. It is practiced by every one of our attorneys, each and every day. The firm goes above and beyond above and beyond to meet our clients’ business goals. It’s known as The Phillips Lytle Way. The firm dedicates itself to help, understands client goals, knows client industries and adds value – always. Phillips Lytle attorneys serve a multinational client base, including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. The firm prides itself on being a multifaceted law firm — strong in a wide range of practice areas and nimble enough to meet and exceed all of its clients’ expectations.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Financial Services
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
Class Action Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Community Association Law
Corporate Law
Crisis Response & Management
Data Security & Privacy Law
Education
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Family Wealth Planning
Franchise
Government Contracts
Government Operations
Health Care Law
Immigration
Insurance Coverage
Intellectual Property
International Business Law
Labor & Employment
Litigation
Manufacturing
Mergers & Acquisitions
Not-For-Profit
Optics, Photonics & Imaging
Personal Injury Defense Litigation
Product Liability & Mass Tort Litigation
Project Development
Public Finance
Real Estate
Securities
Tax
Telecommunications Law
Venture Capital & Technology
White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations

Environment:
Phillips Lytle is a national leader in environmental law. The firm has represented hundreds of manufacturers, developers, IDAs and lenders on a wide range of environmental matters. It also has one of the leading land use, planning and zoning practices in New York State.
Key Clients: DuPont, Honeywell, Seneca Dairy Systems, ELG Utica Alloys, Inc., Occidental Chemical Corporation, Prestolite Electric
Contact: David P. Flynn
Tel:
716 847 5473
Email:
[email protected]

Energy:
Phillips Lytle’s energy practice provides cutting edge expertise to a wide range of developers, owners, utilities, pipeline and transmission companies, retail energy suppliers and financial partners involved in renewable and other energy projects across New York State and beyond. The firm’s extensive experience and knowledge allows it to complete projects on time and within budget.
Key Clients: BQ Energy, LLC, Family Energy/ Summit Energy Inc., Transmission Developers Inc., Solar Liberty Energy Systems, Inc., Atlantic Energy LLC
Contact: David P. Flynn
Tel: 716 847 5473
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
Phillips Lytle’s real estate practice has nationally recognized experience representing large corporations, public utilities, municipalities, institutional lenders, REITs, private developers, individuals and others in connection with large and small commercial, industrial and retail projects.
Key Clients: Life Storage, Inc., Gallina Development Corporation, The Pike Company, Genesee County Economic Development Agency, Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency, Rich Products Corporation, Bryant & Stratton College
Contact: Adam S. Walters
Tel:
716 847 7023
Email: [email protected]

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Phillips Lytle’s mergers and acquisitions practice team has a broad range of experience that includes traditional acquisitions, divestitures and tax-free and taxable mergers, as well as restructurings, recapitalizations, management buy-outs and joint ventures in several sectors, including advanced manufacturing, food products, information technology, bio-technology and financial services.
Key Clients: Rich Products Corporation, Summer Street Capital Partners, ECR International, Inc., Life Storage, Inc.
Contact: David J. Murray
Tel: 716 847 5453
Email:
[email protected]

Litigation:
Phillips Lytle’s litigation practice is recognized nationally for its outstanding trial and appellate work. Practice areas include commercial litigation, workout and bankruptcy, health effects, product liability, torts, insurance coverage, construction, class action, data security & privacy and white collar/government investigations.
Key Clients:
Life Storage, Inc., Siemens Financial Services, HSBC Bank USA, Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield, Columbus McKinnon Corp., DuPont, Dow Chemical Company, Rich Products Corporation, Emerson Electric Co., National Fuel Gas Company
Contact: William D. Christ
Tel:
716 847 8332
Email:
[email protected]

Labor & Employment:
Phillips Lytle’s labor and employment attorneys have a broad range of experience representing employers in a variety of industries including manufacturing, higher education, health care, construction and the public sector against claims of discrimination and harassment, in collective and class wage and hour actions, traditional labor law, workplace torts, non-competes and other restrictive covenants, risk management, compliance and government investigations.
Key Clients: Life Storage, Inc., PCB Piezotronics, Inc., Canisius College, Cutco Corporation, Medaille College, National Fuel Gas Company, YMCA Buffalo Niagara
Contact: Kevin J. Mulvehill
Tel: 585 238 2095
Email:
[email protected]